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Heather Burke

Heather BurkeRole in the Project

As one of the Chief Investigators in the project Heather’s principal role involves the management, coordination and synthesis of the results, as well as overseeing the historical artefact analyses, collecting oral histories and recording frontier architecture.

Why She’s Excited About the Project

Heather has wanted to do a project like this for over 30 years. For her, it all started in 1988, when she spent several months in the Selwyn Ranges recording sites and talking to traditional owners about what archaeology meant. As part of this the team had several discussions about the Native Police and their activities, including massacre sites and the importance of keeping these places alive in people’s memories.

Her Background

Heather trained at UNE, specialising in historical archaeology and the connections between architecture and the construction of social identity. She has worked across Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and South Australia on a wide range of sites, including Indigenous, Chinese and European.




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